Michigan Independent Pharmacy Association

A community of Michigan Independent Pharmacies

Our Mission

The Michigan Independent Pharmacy Association was formed in 2019 to provide a unified voice for independent pharmacies in public policy discussions.

Our Role

The Michigan Independent Pharmacy Association has an aggressive political agenda to protect independent pharmacies by educating state legislators, congressional leaders, and the public on the importance of independent pharmacies.

Join Us

If you are an independent pharmacy owner, you need to join this organization and begin fighting back. Only through a unified voice can we be heard.

Advocacy

Medicare Part D DIR Fees

The MIPA is currently working in collaboration with the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) and others on a national platform to eliminate or significantly reduce DIR fees in the Medicare Part D program.

Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBMs)

The MIPA aggressively opposes the unfair practices of PBMs that lack transparency and lead to unfair pharmacy reimbursement, clawbacks, adjustments, and fees after the point of sale. The MIPA currently supports HB 4348 which will provide comprehensive PBM regulation and oversight.

Audits

The MIPA supports language in HB 4348 that provides for fair and reasonable audits that will protect pharmacies from unreasonable audit practices and recoupment methodologies.

Reimbursement

The MIPA will continue to advocate for adequate pharmacy reimbursement from all payors, including Medicaid, Medicare, and others. All pharmacies deserve to be reimbursed at or above cost, with reasonable dispensing fees, and without "clawbacks."

Membership

MIPA members are provided access to the latest developments in Michigan health care policy, updates to news that affect independent pharmacy businesses and a voice at the table where pharmacy policy decisions are made.

Michigan independent pharmacies should join the MIPA to form a strong, unified network to increase pharmacy reimbursement, combat non-transparent practices of PBMs, protect pharmacies from unfair audit practices, and more.

The MIPA is fighting for pharmacy transparency, fair reimbursement, and improved access and quality for patients.

This organization was founded by like-minded Independent pharmacy owners to have an impact and fight for community pharmacies.

We need all independent pharmacies to join us!